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David Edwards takes over from Tim Doubleday as new VFX Product Manager at Vicon
Vicon, a world leader in motion capture, today announced the hiring of a new VFX Product Manager, David Edwards. In this role, Edwards is responsible for overseeing the direction of Vicon’s industry-leading VFX products while empowering customers to innovate, execute their visions and distinguish themselves in an increasingly competitive marketspace.
“The VFX and entertainment industry has seen tremendous growth over the past year,” said Imogen Moorhouse, Vicon CEO. “We’ve seen a significant increase in the adoption of techniques like virtual production thanks to breakout productions from our customers, such as The Mandalorian, and I’m thrilled to welcome David, who brings the experience required to continue to drive innovation across our VFX offering and support our clients in pushing the boundaries of entertainment.”
With extensive experience in visual design, Edwards joins Vicon after five years working at Staffordshire University as Technical Specialist for Visualisation and Simulation. In this role, he was responsible for the development of learning materials and undertaking both commercial and research projects related to laser scanning and 3D photogrammetry, while also overseeing the university’s motion capture facility advancements. Prior to this role, Edwards also worked as Technical Specialist and Educator for Videogames at the university, where he focused on providing technical support and training to over 1,500 games and VFX students.
“I’m incredibly excited to join Vicon and its extremely talented team of industry experts,” said Edwards. “Vicon has worked on some ground-breaking VFX projects over the years and I’m proud to be joining such a renowned leader in this space and getting the opportunity to contribute to redefining the extent of VFX imagination.”
Vicon is an award-winning, leading provider of tailored motion capture systems for the life sciences, media and entertainment, location-based virtual reality, and engineering industries.
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Established in 1984, Vicon is an award-winning, leading provider of tailored motion capture systems for the life sciences, media and entertainment, location-based virtual reality and engineering industries.
Through Vicon’s premium motion capture technology, the company is able to analyse and enhance the potential for human motion for the benefit of all.
Vicon is a subsidiary of Oxford Metrics (AIM: OMG), the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets and Yotta, a provider of software and services for infrastructure asset management.
In 2017, Vicon acquired New Zealand based wearables company, IMeasureU to accelerate its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) product offering to enable researchers, coaches and elite athletes to benefit from data-driven performance insights.
Vicon is currently working with a large range of global clients, including The University of Southampton, Stanford Hall, Loughborough University, UC Berkeley, TU Dortmund, Framestore, The Imaginarium, Sony, Dreamworks, EA and many more.
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